Clwyd West MS Darren Millar has called on the Welsh Government and Conwy County Borough Council to ensure that pupils are returned to safe classrooms as quickly as possible after the discovery of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) forced a Kinmel Bay primary school to close yesterday.
Pupils were sent home from Ysgol Maes Owen on Wednesday after it was discovered that the building contains the aerated concrete.
Darren was informed by the Education Minister and immediately contacted the local authority to ask what the action plan is to ensure that the building is safe so that there is a minimal disruption to pupil’s education.
He was told that it was a “matter that developed very quickly during the day”, and that the priority had been to inform parents.
Commenting, Darren said:
“I was extremely concerned to learn from the Education Minister that RAAC has been identified in a school in my constituency, I would have hoped to have been given a heads up about this by the local authority first.
“Parents will understandably be very concerned, and it is important that Conwy County Borough Council keep them updated.
“We need to get these pupils back into safe classrooms as quickly as possible with the least possible disruption to their learning.
“The Welsh Government and Conwy County Borough Council should have been on top of this and I find it alarming that they've only just identified the problem.”